Bairro Alto – Lisbon, Portugal
Named after the fashionable district in which it stands, the Bairro Alto looks out over the strikingly beautiful Praça de Camões, right in the heart of the city. Tradition jostles with luxury, with elegant architecture all around and some of Lisbon’s finest restaurants, galleries and boutiques just a short walk away. Built in the 1700s, historic and modern design have been cleverly entwined, with a very strong sense of Portuguese heritage.
You’re greeted and looked after by utterly charming staff and when you’re not out exploring, you’ll find sophisticated menus in the restaurants and bars, with the rooftop dining giving you some of the best views over the city. The first boutique hotel in Lisbon, it’s definitely the place for a long weekend, or the top or tail of your stay by the sea or on a quiet rural estate.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its location. By staying here you are in the middle of all that is good about Lisbon.
Style:Cosmopolitan fused with bohemian.
Location:It is wonderfully located to discover this vibrant city, between the elegant & cosmopolitan Chiado & the bohemian Bairro Alto, in the heart of Lisbon.
Rooms:87 rooms & suites.
Children:Children are welcome.
Accessibility:At the Bairro Alto there is great wheelchair facilities. They have specific rooms, ramped floors & lifts.
Open From:All year round.
Price:From €525 per room, per night.
Decorated in rich fabrics and bold painted walls, each room and suite is filled with a mix of quirky modern furniture and antique pieces, individual prints and paintings on the wall, with a delightful esoteric attention to detail. Choose a room with views of the square or over the rooftops towards the Tagus River and the bay, to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful city.
Native chef Nuno Mendes has returned from London to create the vibrant BAHR restaurant on the fifth floor. With an open kitchen celebrating Portuguese dishes with international influences, the emphasis is very much on flavour and the dining experience. Dinner out on the terrace overlooking the water is something you won’t forget. There’s all day dining at Rooftop with a deliciously fresh menu – perfect for a midday snack or late lunch. And don’t forget to have a cocktail at the 18.68, which also has a tempting menu of contemporary dishes.
Meander slowly through the streets of the Bairro Alto and Chiado districts, and savour the atmosphere of this distinctly cosmopolitan capital. Frequented by artists, writers and artisans over the centuries, these quarters are now full of restaurants, bars, museums and galleries – perfect for browsing. Lisbon is a great city for walking, or take a tram if you want to venture further afield.
The hotel has a small wellness centre with gym and a treatment room if you’re after a soothing massage after a day exploring. We also recommend watching the sunset from the hotels private roof terrace with views over Lisbon and the Tagus River, cocktail in hand.
Many of the rooms interconnect, giving families a lot of options. However, this is more of a grown-up hotel – perfect for a little treat away.
Located in the heart of Lisbon, in an iconic neighbourhood. It is wonderfully located to discover this vibrant city, between the elegant & cosmopolitan Chiado & the bohemian Bairro Alto. There isn’t a better place in the capital to feel Lisbon’s true soul & to be surrounded by its authenticity. It is about a 15-20 minute’s drive from the airport.